THE CHRISTIAN HOLY DAY: SABBATH OR SUNDAY?
"Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy" But what day is the correct Sabbath. This debate has been going on for close to twothousand years and has caused a split in Christianity. The majority of Christians choose to worship on Sunday while a handful of denominations worship on the Saturday. It is generally agreed that theSabbath is a day of mental and physical break with a distinctly redemptive meaning closely related to the everlasting gospel. Despite the differences in beliefs the seventh day of the week, Saturday, isthe only day of rest that has been blessed and hallowed by God.
* Sunday worshippers claim that because Jesus rose on Sunday, the day worship has been changed to the 1st day of the week.Sunday is the first day of the week in the Jewish reckoning, is one in which God, according to the Bible, created light (Genesis 1:3), anticipating the resurrection of Christ, new creation and finalarrival of the Divine Light world.
This, of course, is a tremendous claim, even a blasphemous claim. We have noted before that Christ says He is Lord of the Sabbath, indicating clearly thereby that Hedenies the right of anyone to tamper with the Sabbath.
* It is often claimed that the 7th day was instituted for the Jews and Christians are not required to keep this day holy. Thecommand to keep holy the seventh day is one of the Ten Commandments; you believe that the other nine are still binding; who gave you authority to tamper with the fourth? If you are consistent with your ownprinciples, if you really follow the Bible and the Bible only, you ought to be able to produce some portion of the New Testament in which this fourth commandment is expressly altered.
Who hasauthority to change an express commandment of Almighty God? When God has spoken and said, Thou shall keep holy the seventh day, who shall dare to say, Nay, thou mayest work and do all manner of worldly...